Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Biography, Achievements, Issues

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is a Filipino economist and politician. She is currently serving as senior deputy speaker of the Philippine 19th Congress and congresswoman of the second legislative district of Pampanga. From 2001 to 2010, she served as the 14th president of the Republic of the Philippines.

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Maria Gloria Macaraeg Macapagal Arroyo
Nickname –> GMA, Glo
Birth Date –> April 5, 1947 (age 75)
Birth Place –> San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines
Hometown –> Lubao, Pampanga, Philippines

Husband –> Jose Miguel Arroyo of Binalbagan, Negros Occidental ‚Äč(married 1968)
Children –> Congressman Juan Miguel (born 1969), Evangelina Lourdes (born 1972) and Former Camarines Sur Congressman Diosdado Ignacio Jose Maria (born in 1974)
Father –> Former President Diosdado Macapagal
Mother –> Evangelina Macaraeg Macapagal
Siblings –> Diosdado “Boboy” Macapagal, Jr. and elder half-siblings Arturo Macapagal and Cielo Macapagal Salgado

Elementary and High School –> Assumption Convent (Valedictorian in 1964)
College –> Two years at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C. (Where she was a classmate of US President Bill Clinton)
College –> Assumption College
Degree –> Economics
Masters –> Ateneo de Manila University (1978)
Degree –> Economics
PhD –> University of the Philippines (1985)
Degree –> Economics

Political Career / Work Experiences
2022-Present – Senior Deputy Speaker, 19th Congress of the Philippines
2010-2019, 2022-Present – Congresswoman, 2nd District of Pampanga
2018-2019 – Speaker of the House of Representatives
2001-2010 – President of the Republic
1998-2001 – Vice President of the Republic
1992-1998 – Senator of the Republic
* Former Undersecretary, Department of Trade and Industry
* Former Executie Director, Garments and Textile Export Board
* Former Professor, Ateneo de Manila University where former president Noynoy Aquino was one of her students

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See also: Top Government Officials Under Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

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